New Blackboard Features Available Soon

Date Posted: 04/18/2007

Prior to the start of summer semester, Blackboard is scheduled to be upgraded from version 6.3 to 7.1. While Blackboard undergoes regular updates behind-the-scenes that do not impact the user experience other than improving overall system performance, this particular upgrade includes some substantial new user features and system capabilities that previously have not existed. Click here to view a brief overview of the most substantial new features that NIU faculty and staff can expect when Blackboard is upgraded. Subsequent tutorials and handouts will address new features in greater depth. These new features will be available in all NIU Blackboard courses and communities.

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